Lazer has filed its acquisition of Active Rock “Z105.3” KZTI Fallon Station, CHR “106.3 Pop-FM” KWNZ Lovelock, and Conservative Talk “107.3 K-News” KNEZ Hazen NV with the FCC. Lazer will pay $425,000 for the three stations and will begin operating the three stations via LMA today. Update 8/3: Bighorn Media has completed the flip of 104.1 KRZQ Fallon/Reno NV to Soft Oldies “Easy 104.1” KUEZ. Shamrock has parked the KRZQ call letters on the former 105.9 KZNV Amargosa Valley NV, which holds a CP to move to 106.1 where it will rimshot into Las Vegas. Shamrock has also announced the sale of the remainder of its Reno cluster to Lazer Broadcasting (and not Entravision as we incorrectly noted below). Active Rock “Z105.3” KZTI Fallon Stati...[Read More]
Shamrock Communications has shifted 80s/90s Hits “106.3 Pop-FM” KWNZ Lovelock/Reno, NV to CHR. Although now positioned as “All Hit Radio”, the station is still playing one or two gold tracks per hour. The move gives Reno a second Mainstream CHR along with Americom’s “Alice 96.5” KLCA. KWNZ signed-on in May 2013 resurrecting the heritage to the market CHR call letters.
Update 5/6: KWNZ debuted its new format at 1:06pm as what they are describing as Classic Pop “106.3 Pop-FM“. The format focuses on CHR hits from the 80s and 90s that were played on the original version of KWNZ along with what seems like a handful of currents/recurrents with the tagline “The Hits Are Back”. Cluster Operations Director Willobee Carlan adds PD duties for KWNZ, with “Wild” Bill Shakespeare serving as APD/MD. The station’s imaging features Mitch Craig voiceovers and resings of 80s CHR jingles giving the station a very unique retro sound. The first hour of “106.3 Pop-FM” consisted of: M – Pop Music Prince – Pop Life Men Without Hats – Pop Goes The World Janet Jackson – Miss You Much Montell Jordan R...[Read More]
Update 10/22: “107.3 K-News” KNEZ will debut on Tuesday with the following lineup: 6-9am Glenn Beck, 9am-12pm Mike Huckabee, 12pm-3pm Michael Smerconish, 3pm-6pm Sean Patrick, 6pm-9pm Rusty Humphries. Patrick, the only local host in the lineup, will serve as News Director for the station. KNEZ will join Cumulus’ News/Talk 780 KKOH and Americom’s pair of Hot Talk “1270/96.1 The Buzz” KBZZ and Liberal Talk 1230 KJFK in the spoken word battle in Reno. Update 10/21: The first of Shamrock’s stations has signed on as 107.3 KNEZ is stunting with all Michael Jackson. It appears now that the station will debut its permanent format as News/Talk “KNews“. A Twitter account with a logo for the station has gone live. Two of the other stations in the ...[Read More]